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Communicare is a not-for-profit association which has been serving seniors and those with disability within the Auckland community for over 60 years.

Communicare is a non-denominational organisation catering to the diverse multi-ethnic population which reflects the changing ethos within Auckland.

We run 20 friendly centres in Central, East, West and South Auckland, including Franklin, serving more than 500 members weekly with the assistance of over 300 volunteers and 18 part time staff. Click here to see addresses and meeting days for each centre.

Each centre is open one day a week during school term time from 9.30am to 1pm.


Volunteer Helpers
Communicare depends on volunteer helpers for the running of our Friendship Centres. Do you have some time to give to helping others? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

We need drivers to help transport our guests one day a week between 9.30am - 10am and 12.30pm - 1pm. Helpers to assist with crafts and activities or to help prepare morning tea and lunch one day a week. All volunteers are required to undergo a vetting process.


Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Walk in


Contact us

Please call us for more information on (09) 631 5968.


You can become a member for an annual membership fee of $20 and $6 per session which includes morning tea and lunch.

Fees and donations help us in the running of our Friendship Centres.


Please call us anytime between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Thursday during school term time only.

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Basic needs

  • Drop-in centre

The Friendship Centres are each open on one day a week, except during school holidays.

Our guests enjoy various crafts, play cards or indoor bowls, enjoy sit dancing to music…



We can help you to link in with the right support agency if you need it.

Cultural support

  • Asian services
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

Education and training

From time to time we do invite speakers in to our Centres to talk about relevant topics.


We can assess for Total Mobility cards as a qualified agency for Auckland Transport.

Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access



Central Auckland, South Auckland

Contact Details

Contact us online here

our other centres here

14 Erson Avenue
Royal Oak
Auckland 1061

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Street Address

14 Erson Avenue
Royal Oak
Auckland 1061

Postal Address

P.O. Box 24535
Royal Oak
Auckland 1345

This page was last updated at 2:21PM on February 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Communicare.